British Empire Exhibition


8 December, 1923
— 14 December, 1923


Wellington Art Gallery


Wellington, New Zealand

The British Empire Exhibition held at the Palace of Arts at Wembley Park, Wembley, England, 23 April 1924 - 31 October 1925, was designed to strengthen bonds within the Empire, stimulate trade and demonstrate British greatness. Fifty-six out of the fifty-eight countries of the British Empire participated. New Zealand was represented by a collection of 39 paintings which were predominantly landscapes.

Before the paintings left New Zealand a selection was shown at the Wellington Art Gallery, 8-14 December 1923, including Flora Scales’s New Shoes for Old [Location Unknown], “Some of the New Zealand paintings that will be exhibited at the British Empire Exhibition will be placed on exhibition in the Wellington Art Gallery for a week from tomorrow.” - ‘New Zealand Art. Selection for exhibition.’, New Zealand Herald, 7 December 1923